The two leaders get together prior to the APEC meeting.
State President Truong Tan Sang met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on November 10 after arriving in Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting.
President Sang told his counterpart that priority should be given to developing ties between the two Parties and countries, including increasing mutual understanding and trust while respecting each other’s legitimate interests and implementing commitments reached in the past. He also suggested continuing to facilitate visits by senior leaders and exchanges between ministries and localities, with a focus on interactions between the two people to mark the 65th anniversary of Vietnam - China diplomatic ties next year.
The two leaders also talked about handling maritime disputes through dialogue, based on common perceptions and agreements already reached, according to Vietnam News Agency.
President Xi restated the Chinese Party, State and people’s consistent commitment to fostering the friendship with Vietnam, adding that it was beneficial for peace, stability and development in the region. He affirmed that China backed Vietnam’s role as host of the APEC Summit 2017 and hoped that both countries would continue working together closely within APEC mechanisms.